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Computer Workout (Key Positions)

All good chess players know how to recognize key patterns and positions that occur in their games. The Chess.com Computer Workout tool helps you improve your knowledge of key positions by setting you up to play these key positions against the computer!

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Focus on improving different areas of your chess game by selecting a category, theme, and key problem. If you are stuck, ask for a hint from the computer!

PositionDifficultyAttemptsStart Workout
2 Bishop Mate Beginner (< 1200) 776,528 Begin »
Mating with a Queen Beginner (< 1200) 395,234 Begin »
Opp Bs -2Ps? No Problem! Beginner (< 1200) 454,474 Begin »
Rook and Pawn Basics Beginner (< 1200) 510,081 Begin »
B v. N up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 478,182 Begin »
Extra Bishop: King's Indian Intermediate (1400-1800) 398,376 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 393,216 Begin »
Pawn Endgame Technique Intermediate (1400-1800) 479,106 Begin »
Stonewall Clamp Intermediate (1400-1800) 433,423 Begin »
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 488,410 Begin »
2 Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 73,998 Premium Only
A Common Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 97,190 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight Mate: the Edge Beginner (< 1200) 61,750 Premium Only
Bishop v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 18,337 Premium Only
Down a B+P... Draw?? Beginner (< 1200) 17,945 Premium Only
Forcing a Way In Beginner (< 1200) 25,093 Premium Only
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 50,567 Premium Only
K+P v. K Beginner (< 1200) 24,196 Premium Only
K+P with two pawns up Beginner (< 1200) 18,912 Premium Only
K+P: Converting Extra Passer Beginner (< 1200) 15,826 Premium Only
Knight v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 21,267 Premium Only
Letting Go of a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 20,401 Premium Only
Mating with a Rook Beginner (< 1200) 21,946 Premium Only
Most Important K v. K+P Draw Beginner (< 1200) 12,935 Premium Only
N Ending: Stop the Last Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 8,351 Premium Only
Pawns One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 16,977 Premium Only
Q Ending down a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 9,339 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook w/ pawns Beginner (< 1200) 13,046 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 8,211 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 13,639 Premium Only
R+B v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 7,830 Premium Only
R+N v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 6,660 Premium Only
Start Here! Using Extra Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 14,354 Premium Only
Using an Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 15,617 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 8,656 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop 2 Beginner (< 1200) 6,129 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 8,796 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight 2 Beginner (< 1200) 5,911 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 2 Beginner (< 1200) 5,303 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 3 Beginner (< 1200) 5,165 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 5,514 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 7,143 Premium Only
Winning With an Extra Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 180,474 Premium Only
Winning With Queen Vs Knight Beginner (< 1200) 22,075 Premium Only
Active King in Pawn Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 27,877 Premium Only
Advanced Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 17,822 Premium Only
Attacking Like Lasker Intermediate (1400-1800) 19,840 Premium Only
B v. N+P: Minimal Material Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,212 Premium Only
Bishop ending by Centurini Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,321 Premium Only
Cramped in N Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,715 Premium Only